Ergonex - Used for: Preventing and treating certain kinds of headaches (eg, migraines, migraine variants, "histaminic cephalalgia"). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Ergonex is a combination of 2 vasoconstrictors. It works by constricting blood vessels in the lining of the brain, which helps to decrease the pain from migraine headaches.
Ergonex, a naturally occurring xanthine derivative like theobromine and the bronchodilator theophylline, is used as a CNS stimulant, mild diuretic, and respiratory stimulant (in neonates with apnea of prematurity). Often combined with analgesics or with ergot alkaloids, Ergonex is used to treat migraine and other headache types. Over the counter, Ergonex is available to treat drowsiness or mild water-weight gain.
Indication: For management of fatigue, orthostatic hypotension, and for the short term treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants.
Ergonex is a stimulant that causes narrowing of blood vessels (vasoconstriction).
Ergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids (ER-got AL-ka-loids). It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Ergotamine also affects blood flow patterns that are associated with certain types of headaches.
The combination of Ergonex and ergotamine is used to treat or prevent a migraine type headache.
This medication will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent migraine headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
Ergonex and ergotamine should not be used to treat common tension headaches or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches.
Ergonex and ergotamine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Acute migraine attack w/ or w/o aura.